Photo of the Fosgate Signature Tube Headphone Amplifier, taken at Munich High End 2014 by www.my-hiend.com
The Fosgate Signature Tube Headphone Amplifier can drive all of today’s best headphones. It features Fosgate's unique and patented circuit designs, including Surround, that applies an out-of-phase cross-blend to create a sense of depth and space, moving the dimensional soundstage outside of your head, and Bass Boost to add extra weight and fullness to the lower octaves.
World-class audio engineer Jim Fosgate is the vision and expertise behind the Fosgate Signature Tube Headphone Amplifier. The Fosgate Signature embodies unique and patented circuit topologies, elevating the headphone listening experience.
The Signature Headphone Amp’s elegant circuit has the tube amplifiers, buffers, bass EQ, and surround processing configured in a single stage.
The Fosgate Signature Headphone Amp is gloriously simple, yet elegant. A slim profile, with a broad shouldered faceplate, lightened slightly by the soft silver of the anodized aluminum. Complementary finishes on the transformer covers and tube socket flanges are offset by the black painted top and gorgeous wood side panels, identical to those used on the Signature Phono Stage.
Following up the enormous success of the Fosgate Signature Phono Preamp, Jim Fosgate turns his considerable talent towards headphone amplification. The Signature Headphone Amplifier is the culmination of almost two decades of research and listening. Combining a tube input stage with a wideband solid-state output, the Fosgate Signature Headphone Amp drives a broad range of headphones, delivering the rich full-bodied sound which is the hallmark of Fosgate designs.
The chose circuit incorporates 12AX7 vacuum tube amplification in the low distortion SRPP configuration, similar to our Signature Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier, winner of the 2011 Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound magazine. High speed, high current, video buffers are used to drive headphones directly. This provides a pure audio path with low output impedance, low distortion, and wide signal bandwidth.